By Isa Sa’ad, Dutse
An unidentified person suspected to be a ritualist has killed a 16-year-old Almajiri boy, Yusufa Mustapha and plucked out his eye in Jigawa state.
The spokesman of the Jigawa State Police Command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident in a statement saying the incident happened recently at about 1515hrs in a bush at Shuwarin, an outskirts of metropolitan Dutse in Kiyawa Local Government.
The Police spokesperson narrated that the child told his teacher he was going into the bush to fetch firewood and that was the last time his teacher, relations and friends saw him alive.
His relations and teachers launched a search party for him when he did not return home from the bush.
When he was found, one of his eyes had been plucked. The person(s) who attacked him left him dead in the pool of his blood.
According to the Police spokesperson, the matter was under investigations by the State Criminal Investigation Bureau, CIB Intelligence Unit for an indepth investigations, while efforts are being intensified by the Jigawa Police Command to trail the offender who took to his heels.
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